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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Digging up the orphans - LK Report for 9/10/17

Here are today's headlines.  
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A mum says she is outraged after a hospital trip ended with her partner being accused of child abuse because of a rash on her daughter's leg.

Jasmine Yates took her one-year-old daughter Amara to hospital in Suffolk with her partner Kevin Gardiner after they grew worried about a rash on her leg.

More >> Mum's heartbreak as her family was torn apart because her baby had a rash on her leg

BILLINGS (AP) — Bonnie Littlesun is raising eight children, all but one of whom are her grandkids, and she wouldn't have it any other way.

More >> New court to connect Native American foster kids with family

The bodies of hundreds of babies, toddlers and older children who were living in an orphanage are thought to be buried in a mass grave in Scotland, according to a new report.

More >> Bodies of hundreds of children 'buried in mass grave in Lanarkshire'


Torrington — Speakers at a "Know Your Rights" child protection forum Thursday at Torrington Public Library warned parents not to allow the Department of Children and Families to intimidate them and infringe on their rights.


During Casey Ray Miller's time as a foster parent in Keizer, one of his foster children — an infant girl — left his care with seven broken bones.

He was convicted of two counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment for injuring the girl and withholding medical treatment. He was sentenced to 13 days in jail and ordered to have no contact with foster children and undergo anger management treatment and probation.

More >> Former Keizer man sentenced to 30 years for sexually abusing foster child

Watch the video above for the full report from The Nation.

A former social worker says the Government's refusal to hold an inquiry into historical abuse in state care makes it complicit in a cover-up.

More >> State child abuse: Government accused of being 'part of a cover-up'

The foster father of a young girl has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in jail for raping the child and filming explicit videos of her.

More >> Sexually abused 6yo girl raped in foster care in north Queensland in 'cruel abuse of trust'

Texas' child welfare system was already in crisis before Hurricane Harvey. Now, perhaps hundreds of foster families have been displaced by the storm and hundreds of child welfare workers have been unable to return to work.

More >> Harvey deals a blow to Texas' already struggling child welfare system

WASHINGTON D.C: Beware mothers-to-be! Taking antidepressants, both before and during pregnancy, may affect your child’s mental health, warns a recent study.

Researchers from the National Centre for Register-based Research at Aarhus BSS showed that there is an increased risk involved in using antidepressants during pregnancy.

More >> Antidepressants during pregnancy may affect child's mental health

Special counsel Robert Mueller has approached the White House regarding interviews with individuals who were aboard Air Force One when staff drew up a misleading statement on the meeting Donald Trump Jr. had with Russians promising dirt on Hillary Clinton, CNN reported Thursday.

More >> Report: Mueller Asks To Interview WH Staffers Over ‘Adoption’ Statement

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